If you were injured in a whiplash-related accident, Arizona personal injury attorneys may be able to help you get compensation. Whiplash is defined as a type of injury caused by sudden hyper-flexion of the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck. Whiplash sufferers often experience neck pain and headaches, but there can be more serious medical issues as well.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one example of a serious injury that is related to whiplash. A TBI may cause serious intellectual, emotional, and social impairments. The same severe whipping motion that results in whiplash during an accident can also cause the brain to hit the skull, resulting in a TBI. If you sustained a TBI in an accident, Arizona personal injury attorneys may be able to help you get compensation for medical expenses and other injury-related damages.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) injuries occur in the joint that connects the jaw bone and the skull. TMJ symptoms include a loud popping sound when opening or closing the jaw, headache, and tinnitus. While TMJ injuries may seem insignificant, they can lead to frustration and discomfort over time.
Facet Joint Injury
Facet joints connecting the bones of the spine make it possible for the back to bend and twist. The ligaments that hold these joints together may become stretched and torn during an accident, leading to severe pain in the neck, upper back, and head. Back pain and thoracic outlet syndrome, which can cause numbness and tingling in the hands, are also commonly related to whiplash.
Contact Arizona Personal Injury Attorneys
Contact Schiffman Law Office, P.C. today at (602) 235-0539 for more information on seeking compensation for whiplash-related injuries. Arizona personal injury attorneys may be able to help you recover money spent on medical expenses as well as other damages.